Posterior hip dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

High impacted trauma to the pelvis.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

The femoral head lies superoposterior to the acetabulum.

A small fracture fragment lies in the hip joint.

Case Discussion

Complete dislocation of the femoral head.

With any form of joint dislocation check on pre and post manipulation films for any associated fracture fragments.

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Case information

rID: 74717
Published: 4th Mar 2020
Last edited: 4th Mar 2020
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